Frequently Asked Questions About Thinkwell's Honors Algebra 1

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How do Thinkwell instructor-led courses work?

You and your student will get a weekly email with an orientation & warm-up video and a lesson plan. Your student watches short, 5-10 minute online video lessons and then completes the automatically graded exercises. Students get instant correct-answer feedback. The live instructor is available by email, and will have weekly virtual office hours.

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When does the course start?

The course has a specific start and end date, stated above. You can purchase and register before the start date. Late enrollments are accepted for up to two weeks after the start of the course.

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What math courses should a student take?

A typical sequence of secondary math courses completed by a college-bound student is: Grade 6 Math > Grade 7 Math > Grade 8 Math > Algebra 1 > Geometry > Algebra 2 > Precalculus. For students looking to include Calculus as part of their high school curriculum and are able to complete Grade 7 Math in 6th grade, the sequence can be: Grade 7 Math > Prealgebra > Algebra 1 > Geometry > Algebra 2 > Precalculus > Calculus.

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Is Thinkwell’s Honors Algebra 1 appropriate for my accelerated student?

Yes. Honors Algebra 1 is a rigorous course appropriate for accelerated students.

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Does my student get school credit for Thinkwell’s Honors Algebra 1?

Only schools are accredited and Thinkwell is not a school, though many accredited schools use Thinkwell. If you're coordinating studies with a school or organization, please check with them about awarding credit for a Thinkwell course.

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Does Thinkwell's Honors Algebra 1 meet state standards?

Thinkwell courses are built to national standards to be inclusive of all states. Some states set standards for what topics should be taught in a particular course. Thinkwell does not have a course version for each state. Websites such as www.achieve.org can help you determine your state's standards.

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What if my student would like access to the course after it is over?

You can purchase extra time in one-month, three-month, and six-month increments.

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Can I share access with more than one student?

A subscription can only accommodate one student per username and password; additional students need to purchase separate access. This allows parents to keep track of each student's progress and grades.

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How long does it take to complete Thinkwell’s Honors Algebra 1 course?

The dates of the course are stated above. The course is divided into Semester 1 and Semester 2, each sold separately.

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Can I see my grade?

Thinkwell’s course software tracks everything your student does. When logged in, your student can click "My Grades" to see their progress.

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How are grades calculated?

The course grade is calculated this way: Quizzes: 40%, Chapter tests: 40%, Final Exam: 20%

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Can I get a transcript or a certificate of completion?

Yes, both a certificate of completion and grade transcript will be provided at the end of each semester. Thinkwell will track and present a number score earned by the student, not a letter grade.

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If I change my mind and want to do a different math course, can I change?

If you discover that you should be in a different course, contact techsupport@thinkwell.com within one week of purchase and we will move you to the appropriate course.

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Can I print the exercises?

Yes, but completing the exercises online provides immediate correct answer feedback and automatic scoring, so we recommend answering the exercises online.

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Are exercises multiple choice?

Most of the exercises are multiple choice and they are graded automatically with correct-answer solutions.

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Is Thinkwell's Honors Algebra 1 built on "continuous review"?

Thinkwell's Honors Algebra 1 is carefully constructed to build on previous knowledge, reinforcing key concepts every step of the way. It is not only a reflection of empirically effective instruction, but also reflects Dr. Burger’s philosophies learned over a career of teaching mathematics, emphasizing a solid foundation that addresses why students need to learn certain concepts. Finally, Thinkwell's Honors Algebra I is intentionally designed to work for a wide variety of learning styles.

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Is there a guarantee?

Yes, we offer a risk-free 14 day money-back guarantee.

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How does my school review this course?

Should your school need to review a Thinkwell course for any reason, have the school contact techsupport@thinkwell.com and we can provide them access to a demo site, or provide you with a table of contents.

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How do refunds work?

If a student leaves the course within 14 days of the start of the course, a full refund is granted. If a student leaves between 15 days and 40 days after the start of the course, a 50% refund will be granted. No refunds after 41 days after the start of the course. Students leaving the course must contact the instructor by email. Students dropping an instructor-led course with no refund may retake the same or a different instructor-led course if offered in the future for only the cost of the $50 registration fee.